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Arran Kildonan & Pladda Island 50.4%

£149.00

(£124.17 Excl Vat)

 

Item ID:200802

Arran Kildonan & Pladda Island.

The Explorers Series Volume 3.

21 Year Old.

Single malt Scotch whisky.

Limited edition.

One of 9000 botttles.

Matured in ex-sherry butts and puncheons.

Finished in ruby port casks from Portugal.

Each edition of the series celebrates the outstanding scenic beauty and diversity of nature on the Isle of Arran

On the nose,candied orange peel, parma violets, palate is sweet and tangy with a hint of oak and finish of sweetness, spice, vanilla, hazelnut and toasted oak.

 

Item Information

Distillery: Arran

Bottle Size: 70cl

Limited Edition: Only 9000 bottles produced

Strength: 50.4% abv

Region: Islands

Approx. Shipping Weight: 2.5kg

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Tasting Notes – Arran Kildonan & Pladda Island 50.4%

Nose:

Rich and fruity; The “Arran” style remains at the heart of this whisky, with candied orange peel, nectarine and parma violets. Stewed summer fruits with a drizzle of vanilla custard.

Palate:

Sweet and tangy with a burst of strawberry liquorice, fresh raspberries and ginger. Cask influence adds another layer to the sweet fruit character, with flakes of hazelnut in the development

Finish:

A truly multi-layered dram with a long lasting finish of red fruit, oak and a hint
of tobacco.

Notes from Arran Distillery.

 

Arran Distillery

The distillery was opened in 1995, at Lochranza, in the north of the Island. It is the perfect location for producing the perfect Malt. The area is home to the purest water in all of Scotland, water that’s been cleansed by granite

and softened by peat as it slowly meanders from the mountaintops into nearby Loch na Davie.

 

Only the traditional methods of distilling are used, with wooden wash-backs and copper stills, designed to an exact specification. Peat is not used in the production process or caramel for artificial colouring unlike many other distilleries. All Single Malts are non-chill-filtered, which means they are natural in pigment and exactly the way whisky should be.

 

Kildonan village is situated on the southern coast of the Isle of Arran, not far from our own new Lagg Distillery. The small pear-shaped island of Pladda is just 1km from the coastline. The privately-owned island is home to Pladda lighthouse which was designed by Thomas Smith and is still active today. Established in 1790, the lighthouse has a commanding position at the southern end of the island. The stunning view of Pladda can be seen clearly from Kildonan which is home to Silver Sands, one of the most beautiful beaches on Arran. Kildonan also boasts a castle which along with Lochranza Castle and Brodick Castle were important fortresses guarding Arran’s strategically important position in the approaches to the Firth of Clyde.

Their proudest moment was winning the ASVA award for Best Visitor Attraction in 2018 (Association of Scottish Visitor Centres) a huge accolade for our team.

They all value our place within their award-winning team and guarantee a wonderful, personal welcome. As well as tours, their CASKS Cafe is an excellent place to relax and enjoy a well-earned coffee, or indeed something stronger. They support Visit Scotland’s ‘Taste our Best’ initiative, showcasing the very best of local island produce and encourage you to visit.

Notes from Arran distillery.

 

Top……Limited Edition Malt Whisky……Core Range

Additional Information
Weight 2.5 kg
Dimensions 14 × 14 × 39 cm
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